Mallika Dutt

Mallika Dutt

Founder and President at Breakthrough

Greater New York City Area
Nonprofit Organization Management

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Mallika Dutt's Overview

  • Program Officer Human Rights - New Delhi at The Ford Foundation
  • Associate Director at Center for Women's Global Leadership
  • Director at The Norman Foundation

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Mallika Dutt's Summary

Human rights advocate, innovator, social entrepreneur with passion for using media, arts and culture for social change.

Mallika Dutt's Experience

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Media Production industry

2000Present (14 years)

Program Officer Human Rights - New Delhi

The Ford Foundation

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Philanthropy industry

19962000 (4 years)

Associate Director

Center for Women's Global Leadership

19941996 (2 years)


The Norman Foundation

19921994 (2 years)

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

19911993 (2 years)

Partnership; 1001-5000 employees; Law Practice industry

19891991 (2 years)

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

19871987 (less than a year)

Assistant Coordinator

International Women's Tribune Centre

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Broadcast Media industry

19821987 (5 years)

Mallika Dutt's Honors and Awards

  • Honorary Doctorate

    Mt. Holyoke College
    • May 2012

    Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters for contribution to the field of human rights.

Mallika Dutt's Languages

  • Hindi

Mallika Dutt's Skills & Expertise

  1. Social Entrepreneurship
  2. Human Rights
  3. Social Media
  4. Fundraising
  5. Grant Writing
  6. Policy Analysis
  7. Community Development
  8. Community Outreach
  9. Public Relations
  10. Strategic Communications
  11. International Relations
  12. International Development
  13. NGOs
  14. Program Evaluation
  15. Public Policy
  16. Capacity Building
  17. Program Development
  18. Volunteer Management
  19. Politics
  20. Editing
  21. Strategic Partnerships
  22. Youth Development
  23. Philanthropy

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Mallika Dutt's Education

Columbia University - School of International and Public Affairs

Master of International Affairs, Economic and Political Development


Activities and Societies: Southern Asia Institute Certificate, International Fellow

Mount Holyoke College

B.A., International Relations


Activities and Societies: Magna Cum Laude, Mary Lyon Scholar, Student Leadership Award

Mallika Dutt's Additional Information

Groups and Associations:

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Board member. Open Society Institute US Programs Board, Current. Twink Frey Visiting Social Activist, Center for the Education of Women, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Spring 2009 WITNESS: video and technology for human rights, Board of Directors New York. Current. Human Rights Watch Asia Advisory Committee, New York, Current. Games for Change, resource for digital games on social issues, Advisory Board, New York, Current. Scholar in Residence for Human Rights Program The College of New Rochelle, School of Arts and Sciences, Spring 2002 Center for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University New York, 2001 Visiting Scholar. International Advisory Committee for Association for Women’s Rights in Development Conference, Reinventing Globalization, Mexico 2002. U.S. NGO Coordinating Committee for the World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, Durban, South Africa. 2000-2003.

Honors and Awards:

Karmaveer Puraskar: National Award for Social Justice & Citizen Action, Indian Confederation of NGOs, 2009
Asian American Justice Center Courage Award, 2009
Trailblazer Award, South Asians in Media Marketing Association (SAMMA) 2008
The Woman of Color, Woman of Courage Award, IUP Women’s Studies Program 2008
Award for Distinguished Service, New York University School of Law BLAPA Alumni Association, 2006
Spirit of Asian America Award Asian American Federation of New York, 2003
Phoenix Award, New York Asian Women’s Center, 2002
National Citizen’s Award (India) for contribution to women and development, 2001
South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) Annual Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to the South Asian Community, 2001
Public Interest Law Foundation Alumni Award, NYU Law School, 1991

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